Today's Sports

  • Young Mudcats sweep to own...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats 13-and-under baseball team swept through four games to win its own tournament Saturday and Sunday at Barnes Memorial Field at Anderson County High School.

  • Minor League championship game...
  • Someone forgot to tell Kentucky...

    Well, now, what about all that talk that the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star game is dead?

    You know how it’s been for years: Indiana boys win in Kentucky. Indiana boys win in Indianapolis. Players move on to college. Repeat.

    It’s dead, the critics have said for years. Indiana routinely has several big time recruits while Kentucky hasn’t had anyone become a major player in Division I basketball in years.

  • Riley named MSC Student-Athlete...

    With her college golf career over, Kaitlyn Riley knows things have been much different than she expected when she got her diploma from Anderson County High School.

    “If someone had told me when I graduated from high school that four years later you would have done all that at the University of the Cumberlands, I would not have believed that,” Riley said last Friday.

  • Lady Bearcat golfers celebrate...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ golf team held its annual team awards banquet on May 11, hosted by Bart and Meredith Lewis.

    “The 2017 season was a very successful season with many golfers making great improvements in their 9- and 18-hole scoring averages,” said coach Robert Hanks.

  • Mudcats open season in Woodford...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats opened the summer baseball season with a strong start in the Woodford County Summer Kickoff tournament, held in Versailles.

    The Mudcats fielded two squads, a 13-and-under team along with a 15-and-under team. Unlike most teenage travel teams, the Mudcats are made up largely of local boys, all of whom will compete for Anderson County High at the high school level.

    The 13-and-under group won two of three games in the tournament, defeating the Kentucky Baseball Club and the West Virginia Bombers before losing to the Kentucky Rockers.

  • Penny part of All-Star history

    Not only did Cobe Penny get a literal once-in-a-lifetime opportunity last week, the Anderson County High School graduate was part of a part of history.

    Penny was a member of the Kentucky All-Star team that took on Indiana in the summer series between the best players in both states. That in itself is a major accomplishment as Penny became only the seventh local young man to be selected for the series, which dates to 1940.

  • Anderson archers place well in...

    Anderson County archery teams recorded high finishes in the National Archery in the Schools Program world tournament, held June 7-9 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    In the 3-D IBO competition, Robert B. Turner Elementary placed third out of 24 schools competing. Fifth-grader Jacob Wallace placed second, scoring 287 (of a possible 300) against 204 boys in the age group.

    The Anderson County Middle School team placed 13th out of 46 schools in the tournament. Eighth-grader Michael Bishop finished sixth out of 303 boys with a 291 score.

  • Bearcat hoops, football top...

    With the local school year ending Monday, it’s time to quickly look back on the year in Anderson County scholastic sports.

    It wasn’t the greatest of years at the high school level, at least by the standards of some previous seasons, but there were still some great accomplishments. Undoubtedly the most memorable nights of the sports year came on November 3 and February 23.

    Back on November 3, the Anderson County football team pulled off a stunner when the Bearcats won at Fern Creek in the state playoffs.

  • A family tradition to shout about

    Cobe Penny remembers sitting in the stands watching the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Game.

    It was back in 2009 when Cobe’s older brother, C.J., had been selected to play for Kentucky in the annual two-game summer series pitting the best seniors of the basketball hotbeds against each other.

    “I remember watching (C.J.) play and Stephan Van Treese came down the lane and two-hand dunked it,” Cobe says of the Indiana star who later suited up for the Louisville Cardinals. “It looked like the goal was going to come off.”